How to Get a Flat Stomach

February 29, 2012

Fitness and Exercise

If you are one of the millions of people in the world that are trying to figure out how to get a flat stomach, there is some good news and some bad news. The good news is, that getting a flat stomach doesn’t require any special diet, exercise video or device, and it certainly doesn’t require any of the drugs or supplements that exist for the purpose. However, the good news is also the bad news, because getting a flat stomach, especially one with well-defined abdominals, will not happen overnight, and it will not happen as a result of some drug, supplement or exercise program.

That being said, there are some specific techniques that do help to build abdominal muscles and allow you to get a flat stomach. The first thing that you need to understand is that the myth that you can do crunches and build up your abdominal muscles is just that – a myth. The fact is, that unless some other factors fall into place, there are no amount of crunches in the world that will allow you to get flat abs. If you have belly fat, you must lose it before you can have flat abs, and having the genetic makeup for a six pack doesn’t hurt either.

How to Get a Flat Stomach: Three Things You Can Do

 

1. Cardio Workout
Cardio WorkoutSo begins the cliches. Yes, the first thing on our list of three things to do to burn fat and get a flat stomach is to do a cardio workout every day, for at least twenty minutes. You can adjust the time depending upon how many calories you are consuming per day and how much you are trying to lose, but a good cardio routine should be part of the equation.

2. Strength Training

Get a Flat Stomach
Strength training regiment that includes abdominal exercises. That does not mean that you should skip the rest of your body, but it does mean that you can focus a little more on any problem areas. The reason why it is so important to work out at strength training, is that it helps burn the belly fat even if you didn’t work out that particular muscle group.

Flat Stomach Exercises

 

3. Diet
Flat Stomach Diet
Finally, a diet that is low in calories and that is nutritious and you will have even an easier time burning that belly fat. Again, these are the same old tenets of weight loss that you have probably been hearing your entire life, but the fact is, a careful combination of these three things will not only result in weight loss and fat burning, but will develop and show that flat stomach you have been dreaming about.

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